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Centre of the Cosmos.


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  • Title:
    Centre of the Cosmos.
  • Description: Beijing was an unlikely capital. Situated at the periphery of ancient China, it could have remained an insignificant border town, but for the vision of a few extraordinary men. They saw its strategic value and built on its plains a grand capital. Designed to replicate the Chinese vision of the cosmos, Imperial Beijing was laid out according to the principles of feng shui - the perfect balance between yin and yang, it was believed, would ensure peace and prosperity in the empire.
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Publisher: London, England : British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Format: 1 online resource (51 minutes).
  • Subjects: Imperialism and Colonialism; War and Violence; Canals; Cities; Mansions; Places of worship; Roads; Water supply; Beijing Shi; Documentary
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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